Reactions Trail Invasion/ Raze Down Of Bayelsa Community By Nigerian Army – Bight News
…Army Denies Burning Houses In Azagbene
EKEREMOR – The vicious invasion and raze down of Azagbene community in Ekeremor local government area of Bayelsa State by the Nigerian Army have educed reactions from concerned Nigerians.
Recalled that Bight News reported that the Nigerian Army invaded Azagbene federated community on Tuesday 23rd July 2019, following the killing of two of its personnel protecting Azatitor A well head, in Azagbene Area, Owned by Shell.
Confirming the report, The authorities of 16 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, through its spokesman, Maj. Danjuma Jonah confirmed the death of two of its personnel but denied burning down houses in the community.
“Our men did not burn down houses in Azagbene community. We are only combing the community and neighbouring towns in search of one soldier that is missing as a result of the attack that led to the death of two soldiers.
However, Bight News gathered that “well-armed suspected militants who came in a speedboat, struck on Monday night, leaving two soldiers dead, one other missing and carted away their riffles.” A community source on the condition of anonymity said after the attack stern looking soldiers invaded the community.
“When the soldiers entered our community, they directed us to leave because they were going to burn everything to the ground and that anybody that fails to comply with the directive would be killed.
“Before some of us left the community, I saw the building of our paramount ruler on fire. Even my family house has been burnt to the ground. As I speak with you, we are suffering for a crime we didn’t commit.” the source said.
The leadership of Ijaw youth council (IYC) central zone, and other concern individuals and groups have all condemned the invasion and vicious raze down the Ijaw community in Bayelsa State.
Some of the reactions on Bight News facebook handle have been evulsed:
“COUNTRY WITH DOUBLE STANDARD, LAST WEEK MILITARY OFFICERS AND MORE THAN TWENTY SOLDIERS, WERE KILLED IN BORNO STATE NO VILLAGE WAS BORN DOWN, BUT IN THE SOUTHERN REGION, TWO WAS KILLED THEY BORN DOWN THE WHOLE COMMUNITY.
THERE IS GOD AND HE IS WATCHING.”
“How many communities have they destroyed up North in reprisal for attacks by northern militias?”
“If it was in the North, will day do such a thing, the police officer that was killed in Abuja this few days, what have they done, the killing in the country, what have they done about it. But wen it’s comes to South South matters u will see them doing as if, it is a big thing.”
“This is one of their missions
Where is timipre silver & co..?
There’re busy working for their aso rock lords for a mere ministerial appointments while their home is on fire…
Jude Ifeanyi Emeagwara~
“An injury to one,is injury to all.The Nigeria armed forces are humans and should treated well where ever they are given assignments.This is not first and should not be d last.There should be sanctity of life among all human creation.”
Pawuru Barbs ~
“Was it the entire Azagbene Community who conspired to kill the soldiers. Why raze down the entire Azagbene Community. This is reckless, barbaric and completely condemnable.”